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meditate (v.)

1580s, "to ponder, think abstractly, engage in mental contemplation" (intransitive), probably a back-formation from meditation, or else from Latin meditatus, past participle of meditari "to meditate, think over, reflect, consider," frequentative form of PIE root *med- "take appropriate measures." From 1590s as "to plan in the mind," also "to employ the mind in thought or contemplation," especially in a religious way. Related: Meditated; meditating.

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Definitions of meditate

meditate (v.)
reflect deeply on a subject;
Synonyms: chew over / think over / ponder / excogitate / contemplate / muse / reflect / mull / mull over / ruminate / speculate
meditate (v.)
think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes;
Synonyms: study / contemplate
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